The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 7, 2013

The magic number


---- — There are two words that best describe man: ignorance, the state of not knowing, and stupidity, the action taken from ignorance.

There are two things that man lives by: truth, that being as it actually is, and lies, that which man wishes it to be. He lives by two sets of rules: good, that which man accepts, and evil, that which is rejected or considered as profound toward good. He believes in two sets of religions, that which is of the Old Testament, seeking his beginning with God as his creator, and the New Testament, the word of God by which man is to live.

Man created two sets of laws that are to be imposed depending on the circumstances of the same crime. He has two major parties to decide a leader. He has two answers to every question: right, that which cannot be proven wrong, and wrong, that which cannot be proven correct.

He lives under two quests: peace, that which is quiet and tranquil, and war, which brings atrocities and death.

The number of twos is too many to count and yet man is looking for a more perfect union and that can only come about when there are no more humans to have two points making him decide which is the correct one.

Paul Leese, Northumberland